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Rachel Tashjian's picture


I am having a difficult time grasping what this argument is really even over. Kaitlin said earlier in a post that everything that does what it's supposed to do is special, and I agree. It seems pretty miraculous that something can fill such a specific niche. So how can one say that humans are "special"? Maybe this sounds weird, but to me it makes more sense to say humans are "interesting," because of things like intricate speech, cities, technology, the ability to extend life times, etc.


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